I have not had the best luck obtaining photos of some of the birds that visit my yard. My luck runs like this: I see the bird; I watch the bird; I think "Oh, I should get my camera."; I watch the bird some more; I get my camera; the bird is gone by the time I get back with camera in hand.
Yesterday, my luck changed. The camera was easy to grab. The bird was absorbed at the feeder and didn't startle when I opened the screen door. I capture this shot and several more. It was a rose-breasted grosbeak.
World Bird Wednesday.